UPDATE: Four Memorial Day tornadoes confirmed in northeast South Dakota

June 1, 2022

ABERDEEN, S.D. — The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has confirmed that four tornadoes touched down on Memorial Day in northeastern South Dakota.

A preliminary damage report from surveyors says three of the tornadoes touched down in Deuel County, and one touched down in Grant County.

The strongest was an EF-3 tornado that occurred in Deuel County at 2:46 P.M. It tossed a grain bin a mile away from its original location while reaching speeds of 140 mph.

The other three were EF-1 tornadoes with estimated wind speeds between 97-115 mph.

The full tornado summary from the NWS can be found by clicking here: https://www.weather.gov/abr/ReviewMay302022